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U.S. Pollsters Mark Worst Performance in 40 Years in 2020 Campaign

  • Trump supporters who refused to take part are likely reason
  • Republican, Democratic pollsters were ‘off by equal amounts’

Donald Trump supporters who didn’t respond to pollsters were a likely cause of wildly wrong pre-election surveys in 2020 as political surveys suffered their worst performance in 40 years, a new industry report finds.

If that trend continues, those non-responses could pose an even greater crisis for political polling than the advent of mobile phones a generation ago.